|Image found at Fulcrum Gallery|
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a representative from Fulcrum Gallery to review a product for them. I would pick any item under a certain amount of money, and it would be shipped to me to review. After trying desperately to convince my two kidlets the beauty of Monet or the abstract wonder of Van Gogh (I guess art appreciation doesn't come till later), we agreed on the above framed picture. I sent in my order, and about a week and a half later, it appeared on my doorstep.
One thing that I absolutely love about the website is the huge, and I do mean huge, assortment or images to choose from. From Monet, to giraffes, to images of far off galaxies, and MC Escher, the offering is enough for anyone of any taste.
The website itself is very easy to navigate, with a search option and the ability to filter by frame, canvas, or print, as well as style, color, shape, and size.After I picked the giraffes (called Giraffe First Love if anyone else loves this picture as much as we do), I had an option to customize the order. and pick between a black, silver or gold frame, or I could get it as a canvas print or an art print, or if I really wanted to go wild I could completely customize it with different frames, mats, different types of glass, or different types of plexiglass. The number of options are insane.
After I put my order in, I got a confirmation number and tracking number. I figured it would take at least 3 weeks for it to come, so I didn't even look at it. A week and a half, maybe even less, I was surprised to find it on my doorstep, waiting for me. That was quick! It was in perfect shape, packaged very professionally and safely. It didn't come broken, or even scratched.
The only downside that I've found, is the method of hanging the picture. It is definitely not what I'm used to. There is a metal strip that you have to nail to the wall with three nails that the picture then hangs on with its own metal strip. In a way, it makes it easier so you're not constantly re-angling it when it goes crooked. However, it also means that you have to get it completely level on the first try or you will find yourself with a few too many nail holes in your wall.
Over all, I'm very pleased with my experience at Fulcrum Gallery.
Rating: 4 1/2 stars